The world's financial landscape is transforming as economies become increasingly interdependent. In Regulating the Financial Sector in the Era of Globalization, Zuhayr Mikdashi examines the role of public authorities and of business executives in the prevention, moderation, containment and resolution of financial problems. The book features a foreword by William C. Hunter, Senior Vice President and Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The analysis is non-mathematical, with a focus on the identification and evaluation of major economic, socio-political and managerial factors of critical importance to an optimal regulation of financial intermediation. Including significant empirical evidence and key research studies, the author highlights key challenges facing financial regulation and calls for new developments aimed at strengthening the resilience of financial intermediation for the public good.